Wake Ed

Contract for Brassfield Elementary interim principal extended

The Wake County school board extended Michael Chappell’s contract on Tuesday as interim principal of Brassfield Elementary School in North Raleigh.

Chappell, who has been at Brassfield since July, will stay on through Sept. 18. He’s at Brassfield until Stephanie Covill, the new principal, can leave her current job as an an assistant principal in Durham.

No one has been named yet to be principal of Hilburn Drive Academy in North Raleigh. Greg Ford is stepping down as principal on Sept. 10 to run for political office. Ford hasn’t said which position he’ll seek.

But on Tuesday, retired administrator Ramey Beavers was hired to be an interim assistant principal at Hilburn from Sept. 3 to Nov. 3.